We're p rofessionals— so why keep it a secret?
Abstractvii We're p rofessionals— so why keep it a secret? SAGE Publications, Inc.1972DOI: 10.1177/003754977201800611 Natalie McKenna At the spring 1972 meeting of its Board of Directors, SCi decided to hide its light under a bushel no longer but to openly proclaim to the world that it is an international society of professional simulationists. As its chief order of business, the Board voted in the gradual use of a second, more accurately descriptive name for the organization: The Society for Computer SimuZation. The new name, they reasoned, tells the world that SCi is a society for professional simulationists working with computers rather than the informal groups of regional practitioners that it was comprised of in the early days when it adopted the name Simulation Councils. SCi President Jon Mangnall in his message on the inside back cover tells members the rationale for the adoption of the new name and the ways in which it will first be introduced into circulation. The addition of the new name was the major step taken by the Board to enlarge the public image of SCi by making explicit the fact that the organization's membership has spread geographically throughout the world and professionally into